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Poster: jessandra Date: Jan 20, 2010 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Know You Are A DeadHead When...

I'm just catching up here after a very busy week.

Obviously I have missed something ...

... is this a gender thing causing you to change your user name?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 20, 2010 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Know You Are A DeadHead When...

Yeah. Just got tired of having every interesting conversation interrupted with "Ooooooh look, it's a girl" stuff. I'm hoping that the gender-unidentifiable handle will probably head most of those people off at the pass - I get the sense it may not be too hard to confuse some of them ... the rest of y'all can please feel free to call me Diana if you prefer, in fact I prefer it too.

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Poster: jessandra Date: Jan 20, 2010 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Know You Are A DeadHead When...

Understood Diana and I agree it should be pretty easy to confuse a whole slew here :-) Kind of sad that it has come this far ...

I am not quite ready to change my name just yet - I have just gotten used to being called Jess. Jessandra is actually a combination of my children's names: Jessica and Cassandra. Normally I am just called Mom!



This post was modified by jessandra on 2010-01-20 20:47:36

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 20, 2010 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Know You Are A DeadHead When...

That is really cool; like Ring-a-lo, I thought it was a great name.

And, I also appreciate you both didn't feel the need to lump me in with those in need of confusion. I have that covered on my own, but always good to know I'm not pushing the wrong buttons...

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Poster: jessandra Date: Jan 20, 2010 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Know You Are A DeadHead When...

Ah dear William ... (yes I am humming Peggy-O too) ...

I couldn't call you dear William anymore if I had a non-gender name!

What would everyone think then?

I'm sticking around as I am - as long as I can bear it ;-)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 20, 2010 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Know You Are A DeadHead When...

Egads, ancient freedom fighter! Such spineless obsequiousness! Tis unbecoming of a prime minister of the realm eternal to exhibit such servility! That the swirl of a skirt wouldst make thou swoon so! Shame, sir! Shame!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 20, 2010 1:40pm
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You know me...and, if I may remind you, was there ever a PM that wasn't a sucker for a skirt?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 20, 2010 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Know You Are A DeadHead When...

Glad you took that as intended, bowslinger!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 20, 2010 12:51pm
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Oh! I wondered, I was thinking Jessandra was a pretty name itself but I hadn't heard it before.

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Poster: jessandra Date: Jan 20, 2010 1:00pm
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Jessica was named after the Allman Bros. song of the same name and Cassandra was originally to be named Cassidy. My hubby didn't like that name so it ended up being Cassandra instead.

My real name is Karen but this is the 1st, last and only time I will ever mention that here.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 20, 2010 1:06pm
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Very cool.

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Jan 21, 2010 11:19pm
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That's a shame. It shouldn't matter (we all know that) but it does happen. Pity.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 20, 2010 12:25pm
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good, because I have no idea how to pronounce the new one ;-)

Glad you decided to stick around.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 20, 2010 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Know You Are A DeadHead When...

Listen to Robert Hunter singing Tiger Rose then :)

http://www.bretmiller.com/downloads/JGB-80-02-29-MP3/

It's a children's game, a version of tag.

"on the bank where the children play ring-o-levio . . ."

(fifth track on that index) great song.

This post was modified by ringolevio on 2010-01-20 20:53:12

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 20, 2010 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Know You Are A DeadHead When...

I looked it up, in the neighborhood I grew up in we called in "Spring." Funny thing as i was reading the wikipedia page describing the game, my first thought was they were talking about spring and then towards the bottom of the page they mentioned that in North Philly that's what it was called. I grew up in the burbs so we used trees not grates as jail.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 20, 2010 1:03pm
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Philly burbs? (that's where I live now, tho I didn't grow up here) The wikipedia page says it's also called "manhunt," which sounds so much more ... aggressive. I like ring-o-levio a lot better, I picture *small* children, like in ring around the rosie.

The "ashes, ashes, all fall down" motif is in a couple of dead songs, and always intrigued me. It's said to be about the bubonic plague ... I don't know if there was a connection in Hunter's mind, but it's interesting (to me, nerd that I am).

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Poster: snori Date: Jan 21, 2010 4:43am
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English nursery rhyme has 'Ring a ring a' roses, a pocketful o' posies, atishoo, atishoo, we all fall down'. People have suggested that it's connected to various plagues that affected UK and mainland Europe.